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i'm captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> police are investigating two suspicious packages. >> administrators found an envelope containing a white powder and amidon-bowen
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elementary. hazmat teams are on the scene it now. police are investigating reports of a suspicious envelope at a restaurant along 12th and eighth street in northwest d.c. harbor for a local family this noon. a mother of three killed after being caught in what police believe was an illegal car race. the 33-year-old died when she lost control of her car on randolph road yesterday. police say she was not part of the race but i knowingly tried to change lanes between -- unknowingly try to change lanes between two speeding cars. >> she was doing her best to support two children in central america and one at home. she never made it to work last night. police found out she was the victim of a street race. the pain is unbearable.
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he sits on his front porch this afternoon broken down, staring at his wife's photos, trying to accept that she is no longer here. >> the only thing i want is for those who did this to come forward and cooperate. >> two speeding reckless vehicles passed her on randolph road. police say the cars were racing. "my biggest concern is her 4- year-old daughter," he says. "what am i going to tell her?" she was transported to the hospital, where she later died. >> very, very nice person. >> hardworking? >> yes. >> after the collision, the two cars continued racing and never
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stopped, leaving garcia's car on the sidewalk. "finally" he says, "if the police cannot solve this, i will leave it in god's hands." the motion is too much to stand. officials are hoping to look at st. cameras and the talk to people who were driving on the busy randolph road yesterday afternoon. >> we are following more breaking news, this time from montgomery county, where police have announced the arrest of two suspects in the fatal shooting of a man that yesterday. the two suspects are due in court for a bond hearing at 1:00 this afternoon. the victim's identity has not been released. >> the largest solar flare in
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five years has hit earth hurtling from space for the last day and half and affecting everything from power grids to own service to airline flights. -- to phone service to airline flights. brianne carter has more. >> scientists say that the longer they are, there could be more problems throughout the day. today he could disrupt your daily routine or leave you in the dark. >> this is coming towards us. keep watching. >> the charged particles traveling 4 million miles per hour began hitting this morning. it started with a solar flare earlier this week, an expose of the event that is part of the sun's normal 11-year cycle. it could upset utility grids satellite networks, phone
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networks, and even your gps. >> high technology is always vulnerable. we have it up at a level where this stuff is coming in. it did not used to be like this but since we started putting satellites in space, we have had to deal with this as well. >> radiation from the flares is said to be causing blackouts on high-frequency radio. it could also impact flights. >> it is prudent to reroute aircraft. they go further south to stay away forom were the major particles happened to be paid. >> the solar storm is expected to end by tomorrow. brianne carter, abc7 news. >> will it affect our weather at all? adam has a look at our forecast.
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>> we see this type of weather pattern all the time in the spring and summer in washington. it translates into warm conditions. 20 degrees above average this afternoon. if you patchy clouds over fairfax. high thin clouds as well. it is gusty out there buying. these are the top four wind gusts on your screen. keep in mind, they are high up on rooftops. germantown, 50 miles per hour. 42 in gaithersburg. 64 degrees in keep his burke, 65 in washington. 71 degrees already -- the warm exception to the rest of us in the low-to-mid-70's this afternoon. rain developing tonight. i will tell you how the front will affect temperatures. >> we will see you in a little
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bit. councilwoman is apologizing for the speeding incident. >> i offer my utmost and sincere apologies to my constituents and colleagues and county residents. >> this is the first time she has publicly addressed the issue since she was cited for reckless driving. it comes amid controversy -- she used her position to get out of a speeding ticket. authorities we examined the case and increase the offense. it is possible for a license could be suspended. >> a house panel will look at issues and veterans cemeteries. it follows an audit by the veterans affairs department that out 100 more misplaced or miss marked graves. it brings the total to 249. the va says it audited half of
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the graves on its management. >> there is no recent record of the jobs created by the stimulus money. "the washington times" reports that city officials spend the money and now they it cannot account for jobs created pc has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 10.4%. >> a virginia law continues to spark controversy. yesterday, governor mcdonnell's signed a bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before getting an abortion. it originally asked for women to get a transvaginal ultrasound before getting an abortion. >> it kind of surprise me that at past. -- it passed. it will be difficult when he is a running mate in the future. >> people will look at his record in virginia and not any
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one particular social issue. >> the law takes effect july 1. >> do you know what you are eating? abc 7 examines supermarket beef. >> could the redskins be looking at moving their facility? >> a woman who slimmed down america with one little undergarment is cashing in all the way to the bank. >> a taste
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at noon. >> we want to update you on our breaking news about suspicious letters being found in two different locations in ntc today. police have cleared the scene at a restaurant on 12th and eight street. no hazardous materials were found at the scene. traffic is reopening in the area pit. we will have much more on this story at 9:00. >> there could be changes for the washington redskins. >> it could be moving its training camp out of our region and all the way to richmond. as jummy olabanji reports, some fans are fired up. >> they love their team but they will not move out of the area
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for training camp. they have at camp at their current location in ashburn for over a decade, but there is talk that daniel snyder is looking at richmond as a new location. members of the front office were seen scouting locations in virginia's capital city. >> less of a circus. >> the team held at summer camps in pennsylvania. some people say it it might be a better experience for the team. mayor vincent gray says he would like to see the team and build of a facility in the district. >> it would be nice to move back and make things a little bit more accessible for people who cannot travel out. >> i have been a redskins fan for a long time. >> the mayor of richmond tells
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"the richmond times-dispatch" that he has been talking to members of the redskins organization for a month and a half now, although no one from the redskins, as well publicly comment on athe conversations. >> 7 is on your side with a report that a killer called pink -- filler called pink slime is found in 70% of the be you buy your groceries stores. it is considered waste trimmings because it does not have to be put on food labels. >> wells fargo is looking to tack on more fees for more checking account customers. it will charge $7 a month for essential checking. wells fargo has not release
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which states exactly would be getting the new fee. >> today is that day. >> fantastic. >> "that kind of de" in a good sense. gusty winds are price we are willing to pay. >> i am good with that. >> i have a graphic that we have not talked about in quite some time -- the pollen count. we just got this in. in the high range right now. some of that will be washed out later on tonight. the cold front will bring with it areas of rain. what a beautiful sunrise that was, with the mid-level clouds and high level closeuds overhead.
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overall, fairly sunny day. this is getting ready to move into western maryland and parts of the shenandoah valley. if you notice when the time lance, the camera ship around in a little bit on our roof. that is because of the gusty winds. 13 at gaithersburg, 15 in martinsburg. all from the south. gusty, but good gusts. typical weather pattern in the springtime in washington. 70 in washington, 66 in winchester and frederick and hagerstown. quantico and annapolis, both at 71 degrees. look at the cooler air off to our northwest. even oklahoma city is cooler than us. you can see where the cold front
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is situated. dallas 72. the front is right on dallas' doorstep and also on our doorstep. by the second half of the weekend, we will see the temperatures rebound from the cold front. showers along that front starting to move into pennsylvania i expect that rate mainly after dinner time after we see areas of rain. cooler air will move into town behind the cold friday. -- cold front today. areas of light rain. temperatures in the 40's. tomorrow will be noticeably cooler. down in the 50's for afternoon high temperatures. cooler yet it is saturday.
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at least you will have a lot of sunshine. we rebounded near 60 on sunday. >> here is something else that is a nice deal for some people co. today is the day that einstein bagels opened its first store in the dc area. it is giving away free bagels for a year for the first one ordered people -- 100 customers at the shot hit went said that you can never have too many free bagels. >> a mother acquired her assets by making a lot of other people's assets look better. she is among the names on this year's "forbes" list for pantyhose without the toes.
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her $5,000 investment has made $350 million a year. the creator of baltimore-based under armour joins the billionaires' club. he has an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. >> much more ahead. >> i thought i could fix him.
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she had kind of the luxury of spending time to all school -- home school her child and most parents cannot do that. it is one that i think it boils down to you have to do it case by case. >> absolutely. every child is different. what doctors saying about this? do they feel there could be potential risk for certain children? >> so many kids are being medicated today, and there is a feeling that there is over- medication of children in this society. again, it doesn't boil down to the individual needs of the child -- does boil down to individual needs of the child and there is not one description that fits all. you have to figure out what the child needs and monitor. some kids talk about feeling lethargic, not like themselves, and others we talk to say they respond to medication really
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well. >> we look forward to seeing and hearing more. we look forward to the show at 4:00. stay with us after that for abc 7 news at 5:00. >> adam caskey has been looking at these beautiful weather bank for us. we cannot ask for much more than this. >> deliver all the good news. i did some planted in the garden yesterday. next week, and looks like -- it looks like a similar weather pattern will set up for most of next week. this will get us through the weekend, where we have a higher degree of accuracy. temperatures are cooler, especially on saturday. rebounding nicely to 60 on sunday. next week, upper 60s is a little conservative for tuesday and wednesday. something we will keep an eye on. >> rain tonight.
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